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DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
EXAMINES ENGINEERING
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of rain tonight

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
VOL. LXXVII, No. 133 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1967 SEVEN CENTS

EIGHT PAGES

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Employment

Report
after high- "If they are put into a training
with big program with no white students
in ittha will 4s t that t h

By URBAN LEHNER
The engineering college issued a
statement yesterday in response to
charges that equal employment
opportunity practices in the col-
lege are "exceptionally bad."
Answering the charges, made in
a report by the Defense Depart-
ment Contract Compliance Office
in Detroit, the college stated:
"The College of Engineering is
well aware that it has no Negro
faculty members and is deeply
concerned. We feel it is impor-
tant to have Negro faculty mem-
bers, both to encourage the Negro
student and to broaden the atti-
tude of the white student.
"Unfortunately, on a national
scale, few Negroes enter the pro-
fession of engineering, and the
competition for those qualified as
faculty is very high. We have

undertaken active steps to encour-
age Negro high school students to
enter engineering, Negro engineer-
ing undergraduates to do graduate
work, and Negro engineering
graduate students to enter teach-
ing.
"For example, as part of our
concern, we have been making ar-
rangements to bring a group of
students from Detroit's Northern
High School for a one-day visit
to the College of Engineering later
this month.
"We expect to undertake many
such visitations next year, and we
look forward to increasing Negro
participation in this challenging
profession."
The statement was signed by
Associate Dean Norman R. Scott,
who also serves as chairman of
the University's Academic Oppor-
tunities Committee.

The Defense Department report, jority group leaders
authorized by Executive Order community life."
11246, listed recommendations for The reviewers s2
16 improvements in employment particularly impre
practices. Only the section of the "knowledgable post
report containing the recommen- department headQ
dations has been made public. Re- "pleased to find the
actions to the recommendations ,able" to the impro'
varied. ployment opportuni
"The status of employment op- ity groups.
portunity at the University at the One recommend
time of these reviews was very "Departments havi
similar to that found in most cor- few nonwhite cler
porations of the Midwest which soudnontc e
have work forces equaling that should contact the
reported by the University," said to discover their
Walter Greene, acting regional di- complishing an ex
rector of the Contract Compliance this area of employ
Office in Detroit which put out s r ome
yesterday's recommendations. Asked for comme
Greene said the conditions are tor. Robert E. Burrot
individuals who dr
"aggravated by a relative state of port for the Defen
passivity or indifference by ma- have erroneously at

in all facets of Office of Research AdministrationF
practices which are in reality
aid they were university-wide."

dations to be an implication that level, Industry is going;
nothing has been done. This isn't ly qualified Negroes
the fal- T t's, tt ,-A mn f d.-.,-. i mone

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ssed by the
ture" of most
s and were
em very amen-
vement of em-
ties for minor-
dation stated:
rng no or very
ical personnel

"Our employment lists include
personnel involved in all the re-
search projects carried on at the
University. The engineering col-
lege accounts for a significant por-
tion of these projects," he said.
"We have no independent poli-
cies. The praise directed at us in
the recommendations belongs to
the University as a whole."

.Lu0 iu s a mazer of o U ngii y nA' UinLey wXii suspec a Ln teY
more, of increasing our efforts, Ben Moore, a staff representa- are getting inferior training. They
and this we will do." tive for Council 7 of the American will feel singled out and resent
Reister pointed out that the Federation, of State, County and it."
University has started programs to Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO), Commenting on the recommen-
train otherwise unemployable job was enthusiastic about the pack- dation that "specific efforts
applicants. "The need to extend age of recommendations made by should be made to recruit non-
these programs was felt even be- the Department of Defense but white employes for the positions
fore the Defense Department rec- voiced some reservations about the of resident director and resident
ommnendations," he said management of training programs. advisor" in University housing,
m a s"If they are all enacted they Director of Housing John Feld.
Reister predicted that the Uni- will represent a tremendous stridef kamp said:
versity will probably expand its in the right direction," Moore said. "We have and are undergoing
recruiting activities in an effort "But all of them must be enacted. numerous specific efforts to con-
to hire more educated Negroes for If they are put into effect piece- tact Negroes at predominantly
academic and other jobs requiring meal they may do no good at all," Negro colleges. We are chasing a
education and skills. he added. number of prospects for next year
"However," he warned, "the Moore feels that training pro- and at least one Negro has signed
University is handicapped in its grams, to be successful, must be a contract as a resident director."
efforts to hire educated Negroes administered with great tact. Feldkamp is also a member of
by its inability to compete with "'Negroes don't trust the Univer- the Academic Opportunities Com-
big business on an equal financial sity sometimes," he said. mittee.

'Office of Re- "Anyway," Burroughs contin-
on in an effort ued, "We try for the most part to
methods in ac- hire students in the departments
cellent job in
ment." b ! or fields involved to work on re-;
mnt, ORA direc-{search projects. They get the jobt
ughs said, "The # preference."
ew up the re- University Personnel Officer
se Department Robert W. Reister said, "Therej
tributed to the seemed at times in the recommen-

Fired St. John's Professors
Meet To Discuss Arbitration

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Grad Parley
To Examine
Student Role

BLASTS REARDON REPORT:

Judge Favors Pre-Trial Coverage

By JIM HECK
It will be like a reunion today
for some 80 professors and in-
structors of St. Johns University
who went on strike 15 months ago.
The strikers, who are protesting
the firing of 29 professors, will
meet this morning in an undis-
closed part of New York to decide
how to react to recent admin-

istrative moves to end the strike.
The administration of the larg-
est Catholic cpllege in the country
anrnounced at a Washington, D.C.
press conference Tuesday that
they will agree to submit the 29
resignations to private, compul-
sory arbitration by the American
Association of Arbitors.
The strikers will come from
such prominent places at UCLA,

Brynmawr, Washington Univer-
sity and many other places they'
have been teaching or studying at.
Little Hope
But the group holds little hope.
"This isn't a hearing for us," Dr.
Rosemary Lauer, former professor,
of philosophy at the Brooklyn
campus said. "It's a hearing for
the administration." She hesi-
tated and added, "They just want
us out of their hair."
Lauer and others feel that thec
move is only a public way of dis-
crediting the strikers. Lauer told
The Daily "The letter I got was
postmarked March 8-a long day
after the administration an-
nounced to the press in an overly-
plush pressroom that they would

By CYNTHIA MILLS peals in Cincinnati. He contended,
that the code, if adopted, would,
S Improvenent Soughti Federal Judge George Edwards effectively bar any comment by
. .1 yesterday called the American Bar criminal trial lawyers concerning
Il Interdisclplinary IAssociation's Reardon Report the material that might ultimately go
Communications '"worst threat to American free- into courit.
dom of speech since the days of "The pres a i
The effect of inter-generational Joe McCarthy." The report pro- Thebacking press has the ifluence and
cleavages on political ideology and posed corrections of present prac- men tockon of the first amend-
clea.ages tices of the press in pre-trial and ' ment to protect free exercise of its
the role of the student will be the c trial and.rights," he said, but noted con-
topic of a Sociology Graduate Stu- rial coverage.cern for the plight of democraticI
Edwards is on the bench of the 'debate and some of its primary
dent Association-sponsored confer- the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Ap- defenders, the lawyers.
ence today.
"The conference represents an
attempt to promote inter-discipli- -
nary communication in the social
sciences," explained Allen J. Rub-.
in, Grad, conference coordinator. -::>>:

"Of all things, the lawyer
doesn't want to be brought up on
a charge of ethics before his bar,"
he said. "This is a form of prior
restraint, and it will work. It will
silence a lot of public debate if it
goes into effect."
Edwards suggested the following
proposals to improve the balance
of the right of the press in court
coverage and the need to protect
the accused and create the proper

NEWS WIRE
A $289,866 HEALTH, Education and Welfare Department
grant for the Institute of Gerontology was announced yester-
day by Sen. Phillip Hart (D-Mich) and Rep. Charles Diggs
(D-Detroit). The project will be sponsored jointly by the Uni-
versity and Wayne State University .
The universities will coordinate a program designed to train
"Specialists in Aging." It will also train students enrolled for
a Master of Public Administration degree as specialists in aging
with special emphasis on senior citizen housing management or
'in ' program planning and administration ati local, state andj
federal levels. The grant was the largest ever awarded by the
administration on aging.
* * * *
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY'Schapter of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon fraternity has been placed on one year's probation after
an investigation stemming from the burning of a pledge in
initiation games. The Interfraternity Council found the burning
was accidental but the games violated IFC initiation rules. The
rules prohibit activities that demean the individual or play down
human dignity and bar physical harassment.
Under terms of the probation, the fraternity cannot take in
new members, hold social activities or allow women in the frater-
nity house. It must carry out a community service project and
report to the IFC.
MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS attended the annual con-
vention of the Michigan Federation of College Republicans which
began last night in Grand Rapids. Reports and voting on resolu-
tions will take place this afternoon. Included will be a discussion
of a resolution introduced by the delegation of University College
Republicans which opposes any negotiations to end the Vietnam
war.
CAMPUS AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION for-
mally dissolved itself this week following a three month struggle
with its parent organization, Americans for Democratic Action
(ADA). The youth group charged that ADA's demands that
CADA move their headquarters to Washington as "one example
of adult paternalism we weren't going to accept," according to
Don Hillegas, program vice-chairman of CADA, A spokesman for
the adult grganization called the move "an economic house-
keeping situation." Hillegas explained that a new organization,
the Independent Student Union (ISU), will replace the dis-
solved organization.
RUSSELL JOHNSON:

hold the meetings." "At the same time, its intent is to
The hearing will be secret and initiate discussion on the dif-
filed confidentially. "I don't want ferences in power and the nature
ecret hearings, Lauer said. I of authority within the university
have nothing to hide." in terms of trends and changes
'Unprofessional Conduct' occurring in the society as a.
The 29 professors were fired for whole"
"unprofessional c o n d u c t" 15
months ago. Several days after the According to Rubin, the confer-
firings, some 50 other faculty' ence will also discuss the "forces
members and 600 students left the outside of the university which

atmosphere for a fair and impar-
tial trial:
-The trial judge should make
full use of the provisions for a
fair trial.
-When circumstances do not
allow the necessary setting for a
fair trial, that the due process
clause be applied and the motion
approved for institution of a new
trial.
-The judicial system should
seek voluntary cooperation of the
press in withholding material not
admitted in trial.
-The prosecuting attorney, trial
judge and legal authorities should
restrict their statements during
the time of the trial proceedings.
-Attempts should not be made
to muzzle the prosecution, lawyers,
or other legal authorities by re-
stricting their speech at any time
other than during the trial.
"Let us keep the first amend-
ment intact," he concluded.
Edwards, former Detroit Com-
missioner of Police and member
of the Common Council, wrote a
dissenting opinion in the Sheph-
ard case holding that press inter-
ferences in that trial required a
new hearing.
Speaking Out
Speaking out against the press
and trial judge's hapdling of the
original r Shephard convictions,
Edwards said, "This was the worst,
record of a murder trial which I
have ever had any contact with
or opportunity to review. Trying
a case for a jury, and supplying
the 'missing links to a chain of
evidence is foreign to our means
of justice."
Edwards was the keynote speak-
er at a North Commons luncheon,
part of the day-long program on
"The Press and Criminal Proce-
dures." The program was spon-
sored by Kappa Tau Alpha, the
journalism honorary society.

campus.
Father Peter J. O'Rilley, chair-
man of the striking group saidj
he was fired "because I wanted a
union." -
But O'Rilley, who has been
working with the union instead
of teaching for the past 15 months,;
feels encouraged by the move. He
said that "we had tried many,
times" to get the administration
to bargain, "and were constantly
met with a refusal to talk with
us."

compel change in a certain direc-
tion."
Graduate students and instruc-
tors in the social sciences from
the Universtiy of Chicago and the
University will speak on the gen-
eral t o p i c s: "Inter-generational
Conflict; Its Consequences for
Political Ideology and the Political
Process;" and "Youth and Social
Change in the University."
Traditional Setting

"Neither

traditional academic

"All we want to do is have the settings nor the political situation
right to exist on campus," Joseph ; promote, in my opinion, the de-}
Breu, Director of Public Relations velopment of a broad inter-disci-
of Local 1460 of the American I plinary and intellectual under-
Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO standing of many of the problems
said. "I want to have collective which are vital to the functioning
bargaining on all college cam- of the University," said Stephen
puses, including the University." Berkowitz, Grad, one of the1
Bitter speakers.
But Lauer and others are bitter, "Academicians are frequently
and feel that the administration is too caught up in their own par-
trying once again "to rid them- ticular areas of researchl to get an
selves of us." Lauer pointed out I overall view of these sorts of prob-
that the five conditions set by lems. Students and members of
the administration include sec- the general public are frequently
recy, and the right to negate uninformed about them," he
claims of libel and scandal. "What added.
do they think I am?" she asked. Speakers at the conference,
"I have nothing to hide." which will start at 10 a.m. in the'
The one stenographer allowed UGLI Multipurpose Room, will in-
in the room-supplied by the ad- clude: Prof. Richard Flacks of thef
ministration - concerns Lauer. University of Chicago sociologyf
"The way minutes are cooked up department and a founder of Stu-
at St. Johns I would like to have dents for a Democratic Society;
my own tape recorder." Prof. William A. Gamson of thef
Lauer felt that press coverage doctoral program in sociol psy-t
by the "N.Y. Times was biggoted." chology; Prof. David Gutmann ofI
She said that since that Times is the psychology department; Prof.f
"anti-union they have only re- Ronald Inglehart of the politicala
luctantly listened to us." She said science department, and Asst. Prof.
that she "can't believe their edit- David R. Segal of the sociology
oi's are so stupid." department.s

NEW ADMINISTRATION BLDG. ARISES
Braving the cold of the Ann Arbor winter, a construction worker checks concrete-pouring forms
on the new Administration Building. The building, which will house University executive offices is
being built o na site behind the present Administration Building next to West Quadrangle.
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Lawyers Debate Plan To Compensate
Car In jury Victims Regardless of Fault

By CHRISTOPHER COHEN
"Should auto accident victims
be compensated without regard to
fault on their own part?" This
question received an emphatic
"Yes" yesterday by some partici-
pants in a hard fought debate be-
fore 4000 American attorneys at-
tending the 18th Annual Advocacy
Institute at Hill Aud. Prof. Robert
Keeton of Harvard Law School
and Prof. Jeffery O'Connell of the
Univeristy of Illinois Law School
suggested adoption of a state
statute which is an alternative to
the present jury trial and contin-
gent fee system for auto accident
cases.
Their highly controversial Basis
Protection Plan is designed .to eli-
inate wasteful court controver-
ies over fault that "clog court
dockets, cause long delays before
settlement, waste time, and raise
insurance rates." Prof. O'Connell
criticized the "jungle" of the pres-
ent system under which a victim,
in order to collect, must hand over
approximately one-third of his
final court award to an attorney
for legal services.
On the other hand, Philip Cor-

York legislatures where it is cur-
rently under consideration, would
establish, according to Prof. Kee-
ton, a comprehensive casualty in-
surance system to compensate
claimants involved in auto acci-
dents without regard to whether
they are at fault. Any recovery
for personal injury damages under
$10,000 would have to be under
the plan. Pain and suffering would
not be covered by this insurance
unless an'additional premium was
paid.
Prof. Alfred Conard of the Law
School got into the fray by citing
the results of an auto accident sur-
vey he made which included 86,-
000 injury victims. He found that
of the total cost of paying claims,
only 44 per cent is paid to the
victim. Another 40 per cent goes
for running the insurance com-
pany which among other things
must employ defense counsel to
litigate claims that cannot be set-
tled out of court. He also added
that of the $7.6 million of claims
paid under the present fault ori-
ented liability system $7.4 million
were paid not by the wrongdoer
himself, but by his insurance com-

O'Connell stated that because of
its "totally unrealistic opposition"
to a social plan of hospital in-
surance. for the aged the Ameri-
can Medical Association was
brushed aside and the medical
profession had no hand in the de-
velopment of Medicare. He warn-
ed that equally unrealistic oppo-
sition by the legal profession would
cause the interests of the bar to
be swept aside, resulting in a gov-
ernment solution like Social Se-
curity.
But the highly respected Chi-
cago Law School professor, Harry
Kalven, disagreed with criticisms

of the present system that it is
wasteful, arbitrary, and could lead
to fraud on the part of plaintiffs
who know they must prove fault
on someone else's part in order
to recover.
Kalven, past-director of the
University of Chicago Jury Study
and co-author of The American
Jury, found the Keeton-O'Connell
Plan "esthetically unappealing,"
arguing that "the traditional is
academically "respectable." He
characterized the proponents'
thesis as one that the present sys-
tem is so bad that anything would
be better.

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By MICHAEL DOVER gets in North Vietnam. He said craft. According to Johnson, this Johnson said that the South
that he has seen evidence that fact seemed to be enough to con- Vietnamese "realize t h a t the
Russell Johnson, recently return- this bombing has occurred in such vince the office of the propriety American presence there is not in
ed from Hanoi, widened the Viet- numerous instances that he is of the bombing. their interest." He said the people
nam credibility gap a little yes- "inclined to think true" North I He said, however, that civilian think the "moral fabric" of their
terday.-I Vietnamese claims that the U.S. deaths in these bombings have country is being destroyed, and
Speaking before 150 people in has been dropping fragmentary that anti-Ky sentiment is growing.
Lane Hall, Johnson, a member of bombs on the North, bombs de- been minimal due to an extensive tha sentie is growing.
the A merican Friend's Service bobs n er sNy or t-b e - r ad shs e t As for the people of the North,
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S. Carolina Student Leaders
Meet with NAACP Officials

A meeting between three ex-
pelled students and NAACP lead-
ers continued early into the morn-
ing today, as leaders of South
Carolina State College students'
boycott of classes and civil rights
officials tried to iron out their

their constitutional rights."
The Friday boycott was, over 90
per cent effective asvover 1500
students refused to attend class-
es. Many of the students are still
countingon the 42 mile march,
today, and the actual decision

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